Our Elite training group is ARMADA's high performance program. It is for highly competitive athletes dedicated to excellence in the sport. Commitment to practices, competitions and the team are essential at this level.
Emphasis is placed on developing and perfecting the advanced skills, while preparing the athlete to reach their goals, weather they be for post-secondary education, national teams or excelling in their sport. In parallel, the basic skills are maintained and refined, and development of the specific and positional skills is emphasized. Players enrolled in this program are expected to attend all practices and participate in all tournaments and if they choose, National League Games.
In the first part of the season we will begin with a focus on the athlete’s Strength & Conditioning and Individual Water Polo Skills. In the second part of the season the emphasis is on Team Tactics and learning Offensive and Defensive strategies in order to perform as a team. The 16U program is designed to have players competing at a high level on a regular basis for a longer period of time in intense meaningful games within Canada and Internationally in the USA. The Season Plan will be designed specifically to meet the goals of our athletes.
Elite athletes play with TeamSask in the National Championship League (NCL). Water Polo Canada (WPC) identified new NCL age categories for the current season. They are: 15U, 17U, 19U and Senior. Select athletes may be invited to play up an age division. Fees associated with practicing with and playing for TeamSask are in addition to the ARMADA registration fee.
In WPS provincial events, they play in their appropriate age division, plus up one age division (if eligible & available at the event).
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